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Butler

Rancho Santa Fe, CA, United States | Member Since 2007

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  • 3 reviews
  • 4 ratings
  • 205 titles in library
  • 2 purchased in 2014
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  • How It All Began

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Penelope Lively
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (239)
    Performance
    (195)
    Story
    (197)

    When Charlotte Rainsford, a retired schoolteacher, is accosted by a petty thief on a London street, the consequences ripple across the lives of acquaintances and strangers alike. A marriage unravels after an illicit love affair is revealed through an errant cell phone message; a posh yet financially strapped interior designer meets a business partner who might prove too good to be true.

    Molly-o says: "Wonderful and beautifully written"
    "didn't finish because I couldn't stand the reader"
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    I think I will read the book. I loved the story, wanted to finish it, but just could not take the reader. Every line sounded like a newscast or an announcement

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Angle of Repose

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Wallace Stegner
    • Narrated By Mark Bramhall
    Overall
    (476)
    Performance
    (325)
    Story
    (327)

    Wallace Stegner's uniquely American classic centers on Lyman Ward, a noted historian who relates a fictionalized biography of his pioneer grandparents at a time when he has become estranged from his own family. Through a combination of research, memory, and exaggeration, Ward voices ideas concerning the relationship between history and the present, art and life, parents and children, and husbands and wives.

    Laurene says: "A magnificent novel, beautifully read"
    "A rich story, beautifully read"
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    A rich and beautiful book about a marriage, motherhood, and friendship. While the story takes place years ago, there is still so much to relate to today. Not a happy story, but a realistic one. I still am surprised this was written by a man.. his perspective is amazing.The reader was fantastic.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Dreams of Joy: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Lisa See
    • Narrated By Janet Song
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (888)
    Performance
    (623)
    Story
    (617)

    In her beloved New York Times best sellers Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, Peony in Love, and, most recently, Shanghai Girls, Lisa See has brilliantly illuminated the potent bonds of mother love, romantic love, and love of country. Now, in her most powerful novel yet, she returns to these timeless themes, continuing the story of sisters Pearl and May from Shanghai Girls, and Pearl’s strong-willed 19-year-old daughter, Joy.

    Maida says: "Dreams of Joy and all of Lisa See's books"
    "If you have a choice, read it, don't listen"
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    I liked reading about the great leap forward. While some of the book was a bit preposterous: why would a 19 year old going to University of Chicago leave home with a few day's notice to go live in China? And then ( spoiler alert) marry an illiterate man? Still, I found the book interesting enough to listen to the whole thing, , and learned a lot.
    I usually quit a book when I don't like the reader. But story was good enough to force me to listen to a whiny reader who sounded like she was going to burst out crying every sentence. I don't recall being so bothered by this in Shanghai Girls, but in this book, it drove both me and my sister nuts! I won't listen to this reader again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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